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Evaluation Specialist: Evidence Synthesis and Impact Evaluations

London International Development Centre

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 17 December 2020
Reference:  LIDC-LIDC-2020-14-R

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is an international grant-making NGO promoting evidence-informed development policies and programmes. We are the global leader in funding and producing and synthesising high-quality evidence of what works, for whom, how, why and at what cost. We believe that better policy-relevant evidence will make development more effective and improve people’s lives. 3ie is a registered non-governmental organisation in the US. It has offices in New Delhi, London and Washington, DC. We are seeking a candidate to serve as Evaluations Specialist (Evidence Synthesis and Impact Evaluations) to work at our London office, which is hosted at London International Development Centre by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Specific functions of the Evaluation Specialist will include:

The ES will provide technical leadership for systematic reviews, evidence gap maps and other evidence programs. This includes supporting the preparation of proposal materials for fundraising, writing program documents, reviewing grant proposals, quality-assuring 3ie-funded studies, liaising with partners and contributing to in-house research projects. The candidate is expected to assume full day-to-day responsibility for managing specific research projects, conduct research, provide technical assistance for capacity development, and write content for publications, social media, and 3ie’s website. The Evaluation Specialist will be expected to represent 3ie at external events, conferences, and workshops, and assist in building partnerships with key stakeholders.

The candidate will hold a post-graduate degree in public health, health systems, economics, demography or other relevant social science field with a strong quantitative focus alonside research experience and working knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations (RCT, IV, propensity score matching, and interrupted time series) OR systematic reviews, as demonstrated by conducting or managing such studies.

Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 5 September 2021.

The salary will be on the Academic salary Grade 6 in the range £40,011 - £45,437 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference LIDC-LIDC-2020-14-R.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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